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Central District | Great Lakes District | Mid-Atlantic District | Northeast District | South Central District | Southeast District | West District


Central District:

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky





Great Lakes District:

Ontario Canada, Western New York, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania

October 8, 2016



Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair

Watch for more information!


Mid-Atlantic District:

Delaware, Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, D.C.

September, 3, 2016



Under the Arbor Herbal Demonstration 2016

National Herb Garden
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

The Potomac Unit of The Herb Society of America presents:
Paprika: A star on the Chile Pepper Stage


September, 10, 2016



Under the Arbor Herbal Demonstration 2016

National Herb Garden
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

The South Jersey Unit of The Herb Society of America presents
Lemon Herbs in your Cooking


October, 8, 2016




National Herb Garden
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Presented by a number of Units from the Mid-Atlantic District

Learn more about this wonderful herb and the National Herb Garden!


October 21 & 23, 2016


Mid-Atlantic District Gathering, Cape May, New Jersey

The South Jersey Unit of The Herb Society of America will host the
Mid-Atlantic District in Cape May, New Jersey.

                             On the Way to Cape May

Accommodations at Le Mer Beachfront Inn, 1317 Beach Ave., Cape May, New Jersey. A number of rooms are being held for a two night stay. Code for Group Rate: 1612021HSAM
Rates for the rooms vary according to what you choose-ocean view, city view, limited, etc. and range ffrom $119-$157. The last day to book the group rate is October 6, 2016.
Hotel parking and WiFi is free.
Below is the link to the hotel to view rooms and make reservations
Click here for a link to the hotel to view rooms and to make reservations.

Visit www.njcapmay.com website for information on Cape May, a detailed map of Cape May, local attractions and restaurants

To get inspired please check out this You Tube video - ON THE WAY TO CAPE MAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsfeEvZcTjM

For many travel will consist of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Consult the website at capemaylewesferry.com for schedule and fares.

Click here for the complete Mid-Atlantic District Gathering 2016 and registration form.

Deadline to register is October 6, 2016

October 4, 2016


Herbal Delights Symposium, PA Heartland Unit

Location: Stokesay Castle
Reading, PA

Description: PA Heartland Unit will be holding their annual Herbal Delights Symposium at Stokesay Castle in Reading, PA, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 beginning at 10:00 AM.  Featured speaker will be Kirk Brown who, in the morning, will portray John Bartram as the "American Medical Herbalist".  Later, he will represent himself as he gives a presentaion on "Herbs for Lifestyle Landscapes".  The symposium will also include vendors, demonstration tables, raffle, educational display, and a luncheon.

Brochures will be mailed the first week of August and, at the same time, information will be on the PA Heartland website www.paheartlandhsa.org.For specific questions, contact registrar, Peggy Manbeck, at manbeckp@usa.net.


Northeast District:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Eastern New York, Connecticut, portions of New Jersey, Eastern Canada

September 15, 2016

11am - 2pm


New York Unit 68th Annual Herb Fair

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
400 Route 22
Katonah, NY

Plants, pantry items, fresh herbs, baked goods, potpourri, gardening aids, demonstratons, herbal gifts, books, and more.

Luncheon and delicious lovage soup are available for purchase.
Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information contact herbsocietyny@gmail.com



South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri

October 28 & 29, 2016



Southeast District Gathering
Beaumont, Texas

Watch for more information!



Southeast District

Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and offshore East

September 30 & October 2, 2016



The Herb Society of America Southeast District Gathering presents
                                             Tasting Notes
                    Hosted by The Herb Society of Nashville
                                     Nashville, TN

Friday, September 30, 2016
Pre-Conference Event
6:30-9:00pm Wine tasting, sparkling sodas, heavy hors d'oeuvres and socializing at a member's home.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Meetings will be held at Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Nashville
8:30-9:30am Southeast District Meeting
9:30am-3:00pm Herb Day 2016
A sensory exploration of food and wine, sponsored by The Herb Society of Nashville.

                                     A FOOD AND WINE PARING
             by Chef Jack White and Winemaker Chris Bratcher

Chris Bratcher is the owner of Bratcher Winery, an upscale boutique winery located in the Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, California. Chris is also the owner of Riverside Wines located in Chattanooga, TN.

Jack White worked for twenty years as a Hollywood food stylist for the film industry. You can see Jack's delectable creations in over eighty-five feature films including Hunger Games, Thor, Ironman, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Star Trek, August Osage County and many more.

Herb Day registration will be open to the general public beginning July 22, 2016. Please send in your registration for Herb Day as soon as possible.

Sunday, October 2, 2016
9:30am Self guided tour of HSN members' gardens
Map will be provided

Click here for more information about the Southeast District Gathering, including registration and lodging.

West District

California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Western Canada, Mexico, and offshore West

September 24 & 25, 2016

West District Gathering

September 23-24, 2016

Come help us celebrate the IHA Herb

of the YearTM

“PEPPERS – Capsicum spp.

Where better to explore peppers than Albuquerque, New Mexico?  The true Southwest awaits you. Come immerse yourself in rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history.  Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year - perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you'll understand why Albuquerque is a destination like no other.



1400 Sunport Pl. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106


A limited number of rooms are blocked. Reservations must be made by September 9thPlease call toll free 888-492-8847 and tell the person in reservations you are making a reservation under the Herb Society room block. HSA price is $79 a night. That price is good from Sept 21st thru the 26th. All rooms include, free shuttle service from the airport and within a five mile range of the hotel, Wi-Fi in your room, and complimentary breakfast in lobby. Guestrooms are studio suites with either two double beds or a king bed; both include a couch that converts to a double bed. Rooms also have a business desk, 42” TV, refrigerator, coffee service, and a safe.


We will carpool to “old town” where you can join us at St. Claire Bistro for wine and dinner (Dutch Treat) or go on your own.  Stroll the Plaza, dine at one of the many restaurants, visit the museums, or shop at over 150 stores and galleries for unique gifts from the Southwest and around the world. Quiet hidden patios, winding brick paths, gardens, and balconies are waiting to be discovered!


Rio Grande Nature Center

Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park offers excellent bird watching throughout the year. Visitors can observe about 250 species of birds including roadrunners and wood ducks. A trail system along the river, demonstration gardens and indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas add to this valuable public resource.

The Bosque, or riverside forest, features two miles of nature trails which wind through tall cottonwoods and past willow thickets and open sand flats alongside the Rio Grande. Park visitors in winter might observe Sandhill cranes at the river and porcupines in the trees. In summer lizards skitter across the trails and hummingbirds investigate flowering plants. 

State Park charges a $3.00 parking fee.


We can meet in the lobby of the Hyatt and carpool to the Rio Grande Nature center.

We will start the morning with a tour of the native garden, on to the pollinator garden and then finish up with a river walk. Then we move indoors for a short break and a refreshments before we conduct a business meeting with Rae McKimm, our new HSA Board President presiding.

We will be brought up to date, find out what is new at HSA Headquarters, and the future of HSA.

Next - Lunch!!!


Stephanie Walker

Dr. Stephanie Walker is the Extension Vegetable Specialist at New Mexico State University. Her primary research interests include genetics and breeding of Chile peppers, vegetable mechanization, enhancing pigment content, post-harvest quality and irrigation efficiency. She earned her M.S. in Horticulture and Ph.D. in Agronomy from NMSU, and has extensive experience in the food processing industry. She serves on the advisory board for the Chile Pepper Institute and is the Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program) Professional Development Coordinator for New Mexico.



We will have a taste of pepper dishes, jam, bread, and more. If you have a favorite pepper recipe please bring along a sample/s so that we can all taste it or take home something to try.

LATER - Come Toast Our Gathering

Everyone is invited back to Jody’s room where there will be a “Ways and Means” table (bring something to donate if you can) and we will have an Herbal liquor tasting. Jody will have some homemade liquors to try.  Feel free to bring your own and share a taste.

We will also have snacks and other beverages.  

While in Albuquerque


903 10th Street
(505) 768-2000

Aquarium - 2601 Central Avenue –

Reef fish • invertebrates• reef fish • sandbar • sandtiger • blacktip • nurse sharks

Botanic Gardens - 2601 Central Avenue –

Two glass conservatories• formal • children’s fantasy • Butterfly& Japanese gardens• Heritage Farm

Zoo - 903 10th Street –Elephants • rhinos • giraffes • gorillas • birds• wolves • bears • seals • tigers • koalas

Click here to view more information West District Gathering and Registration